With over 175ha of natural bushland reserves, City of Casey has many fantastic places for you to explore. Hosting a range of vegetation types such as grassy woodlands, wetlands, coastal saltmarshes, and heathlands, including rare and threatened species, these reserves are protecting these communities into the future. They are a small representation of what these areas looked like before European settlement.
Many unique and fascinating animals call these bushland areas home. From the shy echidnas and bandicoots to the loud and sometimes flamboyant birds, each animal depends on these areas for their survival. Other animals you may encounter include reptiles, frogs, bats and insects. Providing food, water and shelter, bushland reserves are important habitats for these creatures.
Management and monitoring of these special areas is carried out by Council’s Natural Assets team, contractors and passionate volunteers who are working to enhance and encourage natural regeneration and spend many hours controlling weeds, planting native indigenous species, carrying out work to minimise the threat of bushfire and monitoring and controlling pest animals such as foxes and rabbits.
Whether you are just out enjoying a bushwalk or birdwatching, these areas have lots to offer. They are a great way to relax and include many health and wellbeing benefits. Why not discover the beauty and secrets of a local bushland reserve today!